# What is the equivalent of Biblatex in Context?

1. How do I do bibliography in Context, that is more than just bibtex? In the manual there is no explanation of this. Source code doesn't tell me much either...
2. Are there any "packages" that provide bibliography support? (If yes - where is that place where I can search for packages?)
3. Can I use biblatex in context?
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ConTeXt uses bibtex as a backend, but it also includes some code, formerly known as the bib module, which allows to set up the bibliography. See the bib manual for more details. But frankly, bibliography support is not well tested in ConTeXt and you'll soon encounter limitations and bugs. You cannot use biblatex with ConTeXt. –  Marco Mar 6 '13 at 17:15
It's fair to say that biblatex+biber backend can do a lot more than bibtex (complete multifield Unicode sorting with tailoring, customisable sorting schemes, customisable crossref inheritance, on the fly data modifications, custom data models plus a lot more). It is a shame biblatex doesn't work with context but that's a piece of work none of the biblatex maintainers have time to look at really. Personally, I don't know context enough to even begin to look at this. –  PLK Mar 7 '13 at 7:52
There is also the `librarian` package, which does bibliography stuff without `bibtex`, and can be used with `ConTeXt` via the normal `\usemodule[librarian]`. Unfortunately, I've not used it myself (or `ConTeXt`). It looks pretty neat, and I always mean to look into it, but never have the time.... –  jon Mar 11 '13 at 20:47
If you have TeX Live, you can do `texdoc librarian`; otherwise look on CTAN (download from mirror). –  jon Mar 12 '13 at 15:17